Treatment Plant Operator






Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Thu 24 May, 2:11 pm

Full time, Permanent

Nelmac is a key player in the competitive contracting industry across the top of the South. Our Wastewater team operates and maintains the reticulation and pumping stations for sewer and storm water in Nelson and is responsible for the two Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Nelson region. 

Treatment of wastewater is critical to our region’s infrastructure and demands skilled, experienced people that take a real pride in their work. An aptitude for mechanical engineering, keeping up with new technologies and a desire to work in a process environment will be a must, as is a National Certificate or National Diploma in Wastewater Treatment. Good computer skills and previous plant operating experience will be required.

An analytical mind, problem solving and excellent people skills are crucial to being an effective operator. 

Key tasks in this role include:
- Ensuring optimal day to day operation of the treatment system
- Working alongside an experienced team of operators and mechanical engineers
- Monitoring and trending of plant data and identifying abnormalities based upon laboratory and process data results
- Problem solving of treatment and mechanical issues and developing initiatives to further optimise the treatment process
- Maintaining a high level of health and safety culture within the team
- Implementation of preventative maintenance programmes. 

As a 24/7 operation the role demands flexibility for team members in working hours and being part of an after-hours duty roster. 

We are proud of our people and what we do. If you’ve got the enthusiasm, skills and energy to become part of our team, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note that applicants must have a clean driver’s licence, NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical checks and drug screening.

For a copy of the position description or to apply please email 
When applying please attach a copy of your cover letter and curriculum vitae.

For further information about the role please contact: Lindsay Bell | Contracts Manager Treatment | M: 027 447 6764 |

Applications welcomed via email until Sunday 17 June 2018.

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Nelmac is proud to safely deliver comprehensive solutions that enhance environments and communities, both now and for the future. As a wholly New Zealand-owned company with a professional, one-team approach, we utilise our resources and expertise of our 250 professionals to care for our natural and built environment by providing high quality consultancy, design, construction, asset management, maintenance and conservation services.